Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/75791
Type: Conference paper
Title: Biological filtration for the removal of chemical contaminants from re-use water
Author: Ho, L.
Kayal, N.
Hoefel, D.
Palazot, S.
Newcombe, G.
Hyde, K.
Saint, C.
Brookes, J.
Citation: Proceedings of Ozwater '10, Australia's National Water Conference and Exhibition, held in Brisbane, Queensland 8-10 March 2010, pp.1-8
Publisher: Australian Water Association
Issue Date: 2010
ISBN: 9781921335099
Conference Name: Ozwater Convention & Exhibition (2010 : Brisbane, Queensland)
Statement of
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Lionel Ho, Nawal Kayal, Daniel Hoefel, Sebastian Palazot, Gayle Newcombe, Kylie Hyde, Chris Saint and Justin Brookes
Abstract: This paper presents findings from the application of biological sand filtration for the removal of a suite of chemical contaminants that can be found in re-use water. The contaminants of interest include a pesticide, endocrine disrupting chemicals, disinfection by-products and a cyanobacterial toxin. Results indicated that biological filtration can be effective for some of these contaminants, in particular, estrone and microcystin-LR. In contrast, atrazine, three nitrosamines and 17α-ethynylestradiol were not well removed. Molecular techniques were applied to detect genes involved in the degradation of specific contaminants, and some of these genes were detected within the biofilm of the sand filter.
Rights: Copyright status unknown
RMID: 0030000703
Description (link): http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/37052193?versionId=48127089
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